Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness

Aligned with the South Africa Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

Our Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness training complies with South Africa’s POPIA regulations. This course strengthens your team’s understanding of data protection, helping you meet legal obligations and enhancing your defense against potential data breaches and privacy violations.

Learning Time
Employees and Contractors
35-40 minutes
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About this course

The Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness course is strategically designed to fortify organizations’ primary cyber security defenses in full compliance with South Africa’s POPIA regulations. This specialized training imparts essential knowledge regarding the principles and industry best practices required to safeguard personal data under the legal framework of South Africa.

Section 1: Cyber Threat Landscape

In this section, users can study actual data breaches, reinforcing their grasp of security threats and emphasizing the need for vigilance in their daily information handling.


Section 2: Essential Elements of Information Security and Data Privacy

This section covers information security fundamentals, highlighting the significance of information valuation.

CIA Triad

Data Classification

Types of Personal Information


Section 3: Common Cyberattacks and Prevention

This section familiarizes employees with common cyber-attacks and equips them with effective prevention strategies, enabling proactive threat management.

Phishing and its variants




Section 4: Practicing Information Security at Work

The purpose of this section is to describe real-life challenges and to provide practical measures employees can take to prevent them.

Secure Access to Facilities

Safe Remote Working

Securing Access Credentials

Safe Internet Browsing

Safe Usage of Email and Collaboration Platforms

Safe Social Media Usage

Safe Usage of AI Apps

Safe Usage of Information Storage and Transfer


Understanding the POPIA of South Africa

This section focuses on the fundamental concepts and principles outlined in South Africa’s POPIA regulations. These are pivotal for comprehending and upholding data protection and privacy within the South African legal framework and ensuring POPIA compliance.

What is the POPIA of South Africa?

Who does POPIA apply to?

Why is POPIA important?

Definitions under the POPIA

Rights of a Data Subject

Responsibilities of IR under POPIA

Consequences of Non-Compliance with the POPIA

Tips to comply with the POPIA


Section 6: Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents

This section showcases examples of privacy breaches and security incidents and also provides guidance on the correct procedures for reporting them. 

What is a privacy breach?

Examples of privacy breaches

Overview of Information Security Incidents

Examples of Information Security incidents

Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents


Section 7: Summary and Assessment

This section summarizes the key takeaways from this course. Also, an assessment towards the end to test the knowledge level and understanding.



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